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On 6/1/2019 at 4:39 PM, SFCanuck said:

Thanks for all the great info on this thread!

 

I am also cruising out of NOLA for the first time this September. I am flying into NOLA the day before departure and have a reservation at the Hilton Riverside. Post cruise, I have a reservation at the Hampton on Cardonlet for 2 nights.

I have been to NOLA a couple times for business and was shown the sights and food highlights as my work scheduled allowed (evenings and a random weekend).

This trip I am traveling with my mother (78 years old, mobile but slow), who has not been to NOLA previously.

 

Looking for some suggestions for self-guided walking tours, possibly good spots to exit from the trolley for a short stroll, resturant recommendations (I'll try anything pretty much, but Mom has a more limited range when it comes to cuisine in general -- other than a major sweet tooth, nothing too pricy, spicy or exotic).

 

I bet your mother would love Brennan's - the food is not spicy or exotic at all and definitely order the Bananas Foster for both of you (they invented it) - they will flame it table side. Make a reservation so you can eat when you want.   Here is their dinner menu -  and I think the prices are pretty reasonable for NOLA:  https://www.brennansneworleans.com/menus/dinner/

 

If you are looking for something less expensive, consider Eat New Orleans:  http://eatnola.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Nightwinter19.pdf. This restaurant is BYOB and you still need to make a reservation to eat there for dinner.  

 

Another less expensive option is https://frenchmarketrestaurant.com/menu/

 

Here is a great website with pre-planned walking tours you can take to see the sights of New Orleans or even create your own walking tour:  https://www.gpsmycity.com/gps-tour-guides/new-orleans-596.html

Taxis are plentiful and cheap.  Take a taxi to the first location on your walking tour and at the end, take a taxi back to your hotel. If your mom gets tired grab a pedal cab and let them pedal you around so she doesn't have to walk so much.

 

 

 

 

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On 6/3/2019 at 12:38 PM, SuiteTraveler said:

 

I bet your mother would love Brennan's ...  https://www.brennansneworleans.com/menus/dinner/

 

If you are looking for something less expensive, consider Eat New Orleans:  http://eatnola.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Nightwinter19.pdf. This restaurant is BYOB and you still need to make a reservation to eat there for dinner.  

 

Another less expensive option is https://frenchmarketrestaurant.com/menu/

 

Here is a great website with pre-planned walking tours you can take to see the sights of New Orleans or even create your own walking tour:  https://www.gpsmycity.com/gps-tour-guides/new-orleans-596.html

 

 

Thank you so much for this post.  Between the eating and the sight seeing recommendations, I'll have more than enough to do for the post cruise days.

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We're staying at the Intercontinental Hotel near the French Quarters.  Can we get a pedal cab to take us around the French Quarters instead of walking?  If so, where would we pick it up?

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17 hours ago, candydane said:

We're staying at the Intercontinental Hotel near the French Quarters.  Can we get a pedal cab to take us around the French Quarters instead of walking?  If so, where would we pick it up?

Here is information on pedi-cabs. You can either hail one, or call their dispatch number.

 

https://www.neworleans.com/plan/transportation/pedicabs/

 

dctravel

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21 hours ago, candydane said:

We're staying at the Intercontinental Hotel near the French Quarters.  Can we get a pedal cab to take us around the French Quarters instead of walking?  If so, where would we pick it up?

 

You can find pedal cabs all over the French Quarter.  They are very easy to find on Decatur Street, especially and also at the French Market, where they congregate outside.

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